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It's the biggest day of racing of the year bar none today. 25 meets-plus taking place with the vast majority are conference championships. Check out our previews for all of today's meets!
Many of Minnesota's top teams and runners congregating on the Par 30 golf course in Chaska, while a dozen smaller maats take place all over the state. Read about today's races...
With meets taking place everywhere from East Grand Forks to Saint Charles, some great under-the-radar matchups will be happening that shouldn't get lost in the hype of the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday.
Milaca Week continues with some of Class A's best (and a few great AA stars) spread over today's nine Minnesota meets. Check out our previews for each one, including the huge Bagley/Fosston Invite...
Today's action sees several of Class A's top teams and runners getting section previews of each other and a bit of a warm-up for the Milaca Mega Meet later this week...
Just a bit north of the Twin Cities, Mora will play host to around 20 teams, while just a bit south 20 more will gather at Baylor Park in Norwood. Check out our previews of those meets, plus a few others today...
More than half of Minnesota's ranked individuals and teams will be running on one of todays' sixteen meets taking place across the state, and we have it all covered. Check out our previews for each of them!
Check out the first update for this season's Minnesota XC Coaches poll!
There is a lot of power packed into today's six meets, ranging from places like Moorhead to Wabasha, with five of them featuring ranked individuals or teams. Check out our previews for each meet here!
Thirteen of the sixteen section championships will be taking place today, and we've previewed them all. Check out what to expect today as runners gun for State!
It is one of the busiest, most exciting days of the fall! The last day of the regular season for Cross Country, today features twenty-two conference championship meets. Check out our previews for all of them here!
Kicking off the biggest week of competition of the regular season, today's Pioneer Stampede, with Pierz High School play playing host to many of Central Minnesota's finest Class A teams
Runners are going to fly in Little Falls today for the 52nd Lucky Lindy Invitational, including one the the nation's best freshman and a team looking to make a case to be among Minnesota's revered elite.
Check out our preview for the Holdingford Invitational taking place this afternoon!
Check out photos from the St. Cloud Apollo Early Bird Meet on August 31st!
St. Cloud Cathedral's Rachel Eickhoff has officially signed with South Dakota State University for cross country and track and field. MN Milesplit had a chance to catch up with Rachel on signing day to learn more about her choice, goals for the future and advice to younger runners.
Final Class A girls coach's rankings released for the 2014 XC season.
Final Class A boys coach's rankings released for the 2014 XC season.
NEW LONDON – Emily Donnay crossed the finish line 21 seconds ahead of her sister Anna to win the Section 6A girls championship for Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball Thursday afternoon at Little Crow Country Club. (via www.sctimes.com)
Class A boys coach's rankings released for October 20, 2014.
Class A boys coach's rankings released for October 13, 2014.
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for October 6, 2014.
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for September 29, 2014.
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for September 22, 2014.
MILACA – The look on Tyler Johnson’s after the race said a lot about what happened during it. It was a look of elation and near shock. (via www.sctimes.com)
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for September 15, 2014
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for September 8, 2014.
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for September 1, 2014.
Class A girl's coach's rankings released for September 1, 2014.
ST. PAUL Nick Golebiowski knew he needed to run a championship style race, much like he hopes to be doing the next four years in college. (via www.sctimes.com)
Nick Golebiowski (St. Cloud Cathedral) officially signs his Letter of Intent to run at Georgetown University. MN Milesplit had a chance to catch up with Golebiowski to learn more about his decision, his future goals, and his advice to younger athletes.
Nick Golebiowski was hooked on Georgetown almost instantly. Flying into Washington, D.C., made the St. Cloud Cathedral senior realize he wasn’t in the Midwest anymore. (via www.sctimes.com)
A recap of the Class A races at the state meet.
ALBANY — The St. Cloud Cathedral girls cross country team took first place at the Granite Ridge Conference meet Wednesday afternoon. (via www.sctimes.com)
Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 10/14.
MSHSL Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 10/7/2013.
Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 10/1/2013.
Class A Rankings are released for the week of 9/23/2013.
What a great day to be a runner - nearly 4,500 runners converge on the small community of Milaca for the Milaca Mega Meet.
Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 9/16/2013.
Class A coach's rankings released for week of 9/9/2013.
Class A coach's rankings for the week of 9/1/2013
Nick Golebiowski barely had time to let the 2011 state championship sink in before he was looking ahead to this season. Golebiowski’s eighth-place finish led the St. Cloud Cathedral boys cross country team to the Class A title. This year, the Crusaders are just as good and Golebiowski is even faster. (via www.sctimes.com)
A jack-in-the-box can cause an infant to be surprised. Some people can be easily startled if someone taps on their shoulder when they are not expecting it. Rachel Eickhoff was surprised to find herself in the lead pack girls varsity race at the Apollo Early Bird Invitational on Monday at the VA Medical Center. (via www.sctimes.com)
First on Greta Danielson’s collegiate bucket list was a good engineering school. Next was a great team atmosphere in the cross country and track and field programs. (via St. Cloud TIMES)
(Photo courtesy of Kimm Anderson) Cathedral gets nod vs. Perham in a tight meet (via St. Cloud TIMES)
(Photo courtesy of Kimm Anderson) NORTHFIELD - Elena Danielson delivered an inspiring message to her teammates on the St. Cloud Cathedral girls cross country team earlier in the week. (via St. Cloud TIMES)
Crusader girls, boys both ranked No. 1 entering state meet (via St. Cloud TIMES)
Class A coach's rankigns released for the week of 10/31/11 - this is the final 2011 ranking.
Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 10/24/11.
Class A #1 ranked St. Cloud Cathedral won both races in the newly formed Granite Ridge Conference championship meet.
Coach's rankings released for the week of 10/17/11.
Class A #1 ranked St. Cloud Cathedral boys and girls sweep the Tech Invite.
Class A rankings for the week of 10/10/11 released.
Stillwater boys and Monticello girls clearly showed why they are both nationally ranked teams.
Broadwell reaches goal of getting under 16 minutes (via St. Cloud TIMES)
Foley’s Christian Scapanski (right) tries to catch St. Paul Humboldt’s Calvin Clark as he pulls away during the finish of the Class A 200-meter dash finals Saturday at the state track and field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul. Scapanski’s second-place finish in the race was the best of any area athlete Saturday at Hamline. / Special to the Times by Scott Theisen (via www.sctimes.com)
ST. PAUL - Elena Danielson thought her realistic goal was to run the girls Class A 3,200-meter run in 11 minutes, 10 seconds. (via www.sctimes.com)
ST. PAUL — Some 56 area athletes will represent their schools at the state track and field championships today and Saturday at Hamline University. And topping the list with 10 is St. Cloud Cathedral. (via www.sctimes.com)
The Minnesota State High School League Track and Field State Tournament will be hosted at Klas Field on the Hamline University campus on June 10-11, 2011. On June 10th the meet will begin with the Class AA 3200 race, followed by preliminary heats in several events. Field events will also begin at 9am. The Class A athletes will take the field at 3pm closing with the finals in the 3200 meter run at 4:50 pm (girls) and 5:05 pm (boys). This also marks the first MSHSL State Track and Field Meet with wheelchair events. Below is a quick preview into each event by class.
Danielson, Holt both have big days at Section 5A meet (via www.sctimes.com)
DETROIT LAKES � The Sartell boys and girls are each going back to the Class 2A State True Team track and field meet. (via www.sctimes.com)
Foley's Gapinksi breaks 15-year-old meet record (via www.sctimes.com)
2011 Cross Country Season Section Assignments The big news is Worthington, DeLaSalle, Holy Family Catholic, Saint Anthony Village, Dassel-Cokato, and Thief Rivers Falls are moving up to Class AA. Section changes include; New Prague: 2AA to 1AA, Willmar: 2AA to 8AA, Andover: 5AA to 7AA, Saint Michael-Albertville: 8AA to 7AA, Big Lake: 8AA to 7AA, Medford: 1A to 2A, Lac Qui Parie Val/Daw-B: 6A to 3A, Mayer Lutheran: Out of 4A joins Holy Trinity-Lester Prairie in 5A, Royalton: 5A to 6A, East Central: 7A to 5A, Pelican Rapids: 8A to 6A.
About the team members (via www.sctimes.com)
It should come as no surprise that St. Cloud Cathedral sophomore Elena Danielson placed third at this year�s state cross country meet, set a new personal record and has been named the Times� girls (via www.sctimes.com)
About the team members (via www.sctimes.com)
St. Cloud Cathedral senior captain Grant Wintheiser has been running for the Crusaders since seventh grade. (via www.sctimes.com)
NORTHFIELD — Paced by the repeat All-State individual runs of sophomores Jordin Kopplow and Megan Sauer — along with the closely-bunched finishes of the consistent trio of junior Austyn Thier, eighth-grader Morgan Sauer and freshman Nicole Slater — the amazingly well-balanced Adrian Dragons are once again Minnesota’s Class A high school girls’ cross country team champions. (via www.dglobe.com)
A brisk day at St. Olaf College in Northfield showcased a bevy of new champions in the state cross country meet Saturday afternoon. (via www.twincities.com)
For her next trick, Shakopee's Maria Hauger hopes to qualify for the Foot Locker national cross-country championships later this month. If she does, it's off to San Diego for the race. (via www.startribune.com)
NORTHFIELD — St. Cloud Cathedral has a rich history of cross country success and accolades. And Saturday, both the girls and boys squads added another chapter at the Class A state meet at the St. Olaf campus. (via www.sctimes.com)
Year in school/sport: Senior cross country runner. (via www.sctimes.com)
Year in school/sport: Freshman cross country runner. (via www.sctimes.com)
Larry Haws facetiously says he always taught the "Three R's" in his days at St. Cloud Cathedral. (via www.sctimes.com)
In 1979, Fred Rupp started the St. Cloud Cathedral girls cross country team - without even telling anybody. (via www.sctimes.com)
PIERZ � The St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders won both team titles in the Section 5A cross country meet and also swept the individual races on Friday at Pierz Golf Course. (via www.sctimes.com)
The State Cross Country Coaches' Association has named their final team and individual rankings for the 2010 season. The State Meet will commence on Saturday, November 6th at St. Olaf College with the Class A races beginning at 10:00 AM. (Previous Rankings and Section Place courtesy of RaceberryJam)
Cathedral sophomore Elena Danielson, the state�s top-ranked runner, helped second-ranked Cathedral win the St. Cloud Tech Invitational at Oak Hill Community School on Tuesday. (via www.sctimes.com)
In the Class A Girl's team rankings the top 6 remain relatively unchange with Blake and Fairmont changing places at #5 and #6. Dover-Eyota/St. Charles jumps from #10 to #7 and Perham replaces Park Rapids at the #12 spot. Individually the top 5 also remain the same. Freshman Leah Jessen (Canby-Minneota) moves into the rankings at #6 following two impressive performances at Montevideo and Willmar. The Class A Boy's rankings show very little change in the team lineup. Individually, the top 5 also remain the same. Byron Schuldt (Nevis) continues to move up in the polls and is at #6 this week. Aaron Haley (Plainview-Elgin-Milville) returns to the rankings at #7 after dropping out last week and Nick Stokes (Canby-Minneota) and Charlie Lawrence (Foley) move into the rankings at #11 and # 12 respectively. Class AA Girl's sees Minnetonka jumping from #12 to #6 and Wayzata and Roseville dropping down to #11 and #12 from the middle of the polls. Individually, Maria Hauger (Shakopee) and Jamie Piepenburg (Alexandria) remain in the #1 and #2 spots and three new faces move into the polls: Nicole Heitzman (Andover), Laura Lawton (Eden Prairie) and Steph Murray (Rochester Century) take over the #10, #11 and #12 spots. Class AA Boy's has White Bear Lake dropping from #6 to #10 and Roseville moving into the rankings at #12. Cole O'Brien makes an impressive move to the #3 spot following a strong performance at the Victoria Lions Invitational. Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prairie) moves into the rankings at #8 and Christian Skaret (Minnetonka) moves in at #12.
The 38th annual Lions Cross Country “Meet of Champions” will again feature the cream of the crop as more than 1,300 runners from 21 schools are expected to be on hand at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center tomorrow, Saturday. (via www.echopress.com)
SARTELL � Sisters Elena and Greta Danielson finished first and second to lead St. Cloud Cathedral to the girls team title at the Sartell Invitational cross country meet Tuesday afternoon. (via www.sctimes.com)
Once again, we see some movement in the polls, both for teams and individuals. With the state meet only one month away, we will soon have the opportunity to see how all of this will play out! In Class A Boys, the top 5 teams are shuffled around slightly but the rest of the field remains the same. Individually, Brandon Clark's (The Blake School) impressive performance at Swain this weekend gives him the nod for a top 5 appearance while Jackson Lindquist (Esko) moves into the rankings at #6. Brendan Skime (Thief River Falls) reappears in the rankings at #11 and Justin Cook (Jackson County Central) moves in at #12. For Class A Girls, the top 5 teams hold their ground but there is some shuffling around in the remaining group, with Park Rapids moving in at #12 and Perham dropping out of the rankings. Individually, Whitney Wilgenburg (Hills Beaver Creek/Ellsworth) makes an impressive entrance into the rankings, debuting at the #4 slot, following a 2nd place finish at Milaca and an impressive win at Murray County Central last week. Marisa Shady (Esko) also moves into the rankings at #11. In Class AA, both boys and girls team rankings remian unchanged as do the girls individual rankings. For the boys, Mark Harries (Wayzata) moves in at #12 and Bryant Blahnik (Red Wing) jumps to #7.
After a big weekend of races there are a few new names showing up in the polls this week. This past weekend saw over 7,500 Minnesota junior high and high school runners competing in races Friday afternoon and Saturday, making for a great opportunity to see some of MInnesota's top runners.
MILACA - St. Cloud Cathedral's Grant Wintheiser had the top boys time (16:17.3) Saturday at the Milaca Mega Meet cross country race to lead the Crusaders to a first-place team finish in the Class 2A (via www.sctimes.com)
There is some shifting at all levels this week, most notably Holy Family Catholic breaking into the top 5 for Girls Class A, Minnetonka dropping out of the top 5 in Girls Class AA. The boys top 5 teams shift around but remain at the top of the polls in both Class A and AA.
Anna Gessell, Megan Holmes and Riley Nelsen finished in the top six for the Brainerd Warriors in the Pierz Pioneer Stampede on Monday at the Pierz Golf Course. (via brainerddispatch.com)
LITTLE FALLS -- Elena Danielson finished in third place in a time of 14 minutes and 52 seconds to lead the St. Cloud Cathedral girls cross country team to a third place finish as a team at the Myron Ahle Lucky Lindy meet Thursday afternoon. (via www.sctimes.com)
There has been some movement in the polls since last week's release. See the polls below.
Crusaders edge Sartell to claim title of metro's best team (via www.sctimes.com)
Class AA ranking released today put both Eden Prairie's boys and girls cross country teams at the top. Defending Class AA champions, Eden Prairie's boys maintain their #1 ranking from the pre-season polls. The girls jumped from the #3 spot to #1. In Class A, the Adrian girls replaced Waseca atop the rankings, while the Plainview-Elgin-Millville boys continue to hold the #1 spot in their poll. Complete Class AA and Class A rankings can be found below.
Cathedral girls beat Elk River, defending state 2A champ (via www.sctimes.com)